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Cowboys & Aliens


Rated: PG-13
Genre: Science fiction (sci-fi), western
Running Time: 1 Hour 59 Minutes
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell
"In Silver City, Arizona, Apache Indians and Western settlers must lay their differences aside when an alien spaceship crash lands in their city" (United International Pictures)."


Verdict: Started off pretty cool, horrible second half. Good concept but poor writing and too many cliches and plotholes. Some scenes are so illogic and corny, I wanted to cry. The film also tries to feature too many main characters but fails to thoroughly deploy every single one of them to the story. However if you're not allergic to any of the above, it'd probably be a fun watch for you. Just don't expect to get too much out of it.

Illogic scene 1: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) Ella (Olivia Wilde) gets killed by an alien uppercut and revives herself after being thrown into the fire to show her hot naked body. She dies again at the end but is unable to revive in another form. What is her real form anyway? And why is she so sure that Jake (Daniel Craig) can lead her to the alien mothership? She seems to know a lot. Even the languages on Earth. But somehow she just doesn't know where the mothership is. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)

Illogic scene 2: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) It takes them days to travel to the mothership from where they encounter Jake's robber gang. Somehow it only takes a while for Jake to go back there from the mothership and return with his old friends to join the party. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)

The whole damn ending is a joke! (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) Aliens that apparently can't see clearly in daylight engage in hand-to-hand combats with the humans instead of firing from their mothership. Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford) and Nat (Adam Beach) gets to have a cheesy moment without being attacked at all. Then after that, Dolarhyde manages to save Jake from the vengeful alien all by himself. Somehow he knows the way inside and no alien is there to stop him from advancing all the way to centre of the ship. This is worse than the ending of Battle LA if you asked me. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)

The alien weapon: It can bring down alien spacecrafts with just one shot but it can't fire through a human being.

Rating: 1.5 / 5

Second opinion: "Didn't really like but Daniel Craig's cool." (Iris Loong).


The premiere screening of the film was courtesy of Nuffnang ahd ChurpChurp.
11 comments:
  1. i know one thing u happy about!

    The native indians, dunno english. +1 there!

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  2. I laugh because the person beside me jump when the alien go and scream at the small kid at the rock canyon LOL

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  3. Isaac called me yesterday to join you guys, but the movie was too late. With the rating that you gave, I should probably be glad not to watch it :)

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  4. It was so draggy sometimes that I even fell asleep HAHA but it was still okay lah.

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  5. agree with all your spoilers, a bit sien at the beginning

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  6. so bad ah?
    im watching tonight.. hopefully it's fun :P

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  7. Haha.. Why u have two comment box d..

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  8. I guess its cool coz of harrison ford and daniel craig. The ending kinda lost it and lots of illogical scenes. Nice writeup bro

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  9. lol so low rating. had been planning to see this in cinema =_="

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